Protection for rare birds' habitats

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Protection for rare birds' habitats

THE HABITATS of three of Britain's rare birds are to be given added protection. The 1,100 hectares of east Devon heaths, which harbour nightjars and Dartford warblers, are to be designated a Special Protection Area (SPA), while the river Crouch and Broadlands SPAs, in East Anglia, will be extended. The Crouch marshes support a wintering population of the dark-bellied form of brent goose. The Broadlands SPA is home to some of Britain's greatest rarities.

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